Lion's Head

Salisbury, New York 13365

Lion's Head

Lion's Head Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A short uphill climb brings you to one of the most magnificent views in Connecticut. If you’re looking for a quick hike to an incredible view and you’re not afraid to take on some challenge, Lion’s Head fits the bill.

Just a small peak along a mountain ridge in the Housatonic Range, Lion’s Head is part of the overthrust of ancient rock that somehow dominates the younger rock below it, a geological sleight of hand caused by eons of erosion. The result provides a welcome reward for hikers who brave the steep trail to the top—the kind of view that makes you stop and say, “Yes, this is why I love hiking.”"

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Trail Information

Nearby City
4.0 miles
591 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
Spring through fall
Additional Use
Salisbury Parks and Forest Commission, Town of Salisbury, 27 Main St., Salisbury, CT 06068; (860) 435-0287;
Local Contacts
NatGeo TOPO! Map (USGS): Sharon, CT; NatGeo Trails Illustrated Map #1509: Appalachian Trail, Schaghticoke Mountain to East Mountain; trail map available online at
Local Maps